Women's Health Group
CoolSculpting Specialists & OB-GYNs located in Chicago, IL
When body fat resists all diet and exercise efforts, body contouring may be the answer. Our experienced providers at Women’s Health Group in Chicago, Illinois offer non-invasive Coolsculpting treatment that requires no surgery and minimal recovery time. This type of body contouring may be ideal for patients who are struggling with belly fat like a muffin top.
CoolSculpting Q & A
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive way to eliminate fat deposits. The fatty deposits, which are located far beneath the skin's surface, are accessed by a targeted laser. The laser sends controlled heat into the middle of the fat cells, which forces them to rupture and die.
The fat cells in the treatment area are permanently destroyed during Coolsculpting treatment. If you're frustrated by unwanted fatty deposits, Coolsculpting may be a good solution.
How does Coolsculpting treatment work?
During your Coolsculpting treatment at Reflections Med Spa, you'll lay down in a comfortable position on the exam table. Your treatment provider will place a group of four treatment devices on the skin, directly above the fat deposits.
The treatment devices remain in place for the entire treatment (usually around half an hour). Most patients don't experience any significant discomfort during treatment, although you might feel warmth in the treatment area. Non-invasive Coolsculpting at Reflections Med Spa never requires incisions or sutures.
How many treatments are needed?
It varies by patient. Many patients achieve the desired fat reduction after only one treatment session. Once the results from your Coolsculpting treatment take effect, you may choose to have an additional treatment session to achieve an even more contoured body.
When will you see results?
Typically, patients notice some fat reduction at around six weeks post-treatment. The fat will continue to flush out of the body through the body's lymphatic system over coming weeks until the final results manifest at about 12 weeks post-treatment.
Who is eligible for body Coolsculpting?
Dr. Michael Awad at Reflections Med Spa offers this advanced fat removal technology to patients who want to eliminate extra fat without needing to go through surgery. However, Coolsculpting isn't right for everyone. It's best suited for:
- Patients who have been at a healthy weight for at least the last year
- Patients who have attempted and failed to eliminate the excess fat through diet and exercise
- Patients who are fully committed to maintaining their results through weight management